Introduction: Painting Onto a Bouncy Castle
ok, so a friend of mine owns a bouncy castle hire company and got a huge discount on a castle because the artwork was, how should i put it, not up to scratch. she had seen pieces that id put on facebook and asked if i could sort out the castle for her. i thought id record the process in this instructable.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
-print out of desired image
-roll of backing paper
Removing the old:
-lots of cloths/rags
-lots of patience
-hot soapy water
-brushes of various sizes
-pots for holding/mixing paints
-more clothes and thinner
Step 2: Prep Work
ok, so to make the stencils i edited the picture of anna on the computer and broke it down into smaller pieces ie head, hair, arm, pigtails ect and then printing them off.
i then drew a 1 cm square grid onto the paper. i also used my roll of backing paper (normally used fir wallpapering) and cut 3 pieces 2.5 times bigger tyan an A4sheet of paper and drew on grids of 2.5cm.
i then used these grids to help me enlarge the image and then cut out the peices.
Step 3: Removing the Old
the old picture on the castle not only looked terrible but was starting to crack, i put small amounts of the thinner onto a cloth (neat) and started wiping away the old artwork. it took hours, and used a lot of cloths and a lot of the thinner but I got it all off eventually, i left the snow flakes as they were ok.
after all that work i washed the surface with hot soapy water several times, letting it dry fully each time to get rid of any residue from the thinner.
Step 4: Stenciling
in this step i used the premade stencils and started chalking on my outlines, i had to redo this a couple of times to get it centred, at the correct height ect and i also had to adjust a few of the stencils to make the image look right, but i think it went ok.
after i was happy with the image, i went over my chalk lines with black pvc paint (my friend got it from a boumcy castle specialist shop, i dont know if there is a cheaper alternative)
Step 5: Painting
this is the fun part (in my opinion),
first i blocked in the base colours, then i added highlights and shadows.
after that i redid my outlines and retouched the snowflakes.
Step 6: Finishing Up
to finish up i added the floral details to annas dress. the images show what it should look like, what it did look like and what it looks like now.
Step 7: Extras
because its for a friend (and also im getting paid) i used the black.amd.the white paints to retouch the other artwork on the castle, i didnt do amy of the colours as it would be difficult to mix a good colour match.
hope you enjoyed this instructable